This concert poster is special for several reasons. One, if you are a serious fan of The Doors you’ll know from the dates (July 28, 29, & 30th, 1967) indicated for these shows that their signature song, “Light My Fire”, went to number one DURING the course of these 3 electrifying performances. There is no denying the impact and indelible imprint that this song had on the Summer of Love. Bonnie MacLean was the artist for this poster and she managed to capture something quite special and unique within the androgynous face depicted in it. There is a quizzical, indifferent, and almost aloof expression that seems to crystallize and capture that moment when America’s youth were discovering new possibilities or “doors” to enlightenment. Other performers on the bill were The Yardbirds, James Cotton Blues Band, and Ritchie Havens. This is the 2nd printing for this poster and differs very slightly from the 1st. Both posters were were printed on the same uncoated matt index and have a slightly textured quality to them. The names of the printers “Neal, Stratford + Kerr” appeared to the right of #75 on the 1st printing but were omitted on the 2nd. There is also a very thin blue line that starts at the white peacock feather and ends in the orange portion (see 2nd to last photo) which appears on the 2nd printing but not the first. The 1st printings were made before the shows; 2nd printings shortly after, in August of 1967. A rare poster of immense beauty and historical significance. Some discoloration at the back can be seen. This is partly due to age and also because the poster was once professionally mounted and framed. When the appropriate matte and frame are chosen, this poster literally comes alive and simply dominates any room. Poster will be carefully packaged and sent in a heavy-duty mailing tube for added protection. The item “Fillmore Bill Graham BG-75 The Doors/ Yardbirds Vintage 1967 Concert Poster NM” is in sale since Tuesday, July 12, 2016. This item is in the category “Entertainment Memorabilia\Music Memorabilia\Rock & Pop\Artists G\Graham, Bill\Posters”. The seller is “rsir9501″ and is located in Montreal, Quebec. This item can be shipped to Canada, to all countries in Europe, to all countries in continental Asia, to United States, to Australia.
- Size: 14″ x 21 1/4″
- Original//Reproduction: Original
- Country//Region of Manufacture: United States